The story revolves around a young man named Greg, who is afraid to tell his parents that he is gay and they are worried that when they see pictures of him and her boyfriend they will help him get away.
Thanks to some magic from a rainbow-colored purple flashing cat and a pink dog, Greg switches bodies with his dog right in the middle of meeting his parents.
The hijacking is just as frustrating as you might expect, but the story focuses on the pain Greg and his mother are going through.
Pixar’s owner Disney and Short, which is just under 10 minutes, made its debut on the Disney + streaming service on Friday.
It is composed and directed Steven Clay Hunter, who has worked on many Pixar films
Including “Toy Story 4” and “Finding Fear” as part of it Pixar’s Sparkshirts series
Which is designed to discover new storytellers and experiment with different techniques.
People have shared their feedback Twitter with the hashtag #Pixarout
. Many said they cried when they saw it and wished it was around when they were growing up. Some people posted that they thought this was not the right message for kids.
A study published last year by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GLAD) against defamation found that it was the only 18.4% of mainstream movies released in 2018 include LGBTQ characters
. Happily, none of the Disney releases had an LGBTQ character.
Disney has included LGBTQ couples in some of its blockbusters – the live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” portrayed Gaston’s sidekick Lefebvre as gay, and “Star Wars: The Rebel Warriors had a brief kiss.”
Pixar’s feature film “Onward”, released earlier this year, also included a cyclops, a unicorn police officer who talks about his girlfriend.
A character from the Disney Channel series “Andy Mack” also appeared as a gay man, running for three seasons before winding up last year.